Village School was founded in 1977, in Santa Monica, by a group of parents who were committed to building a strong neighborhood school for their children. The school has had several homes in Pacific Palisades over the years before settling in its current location. We celebrate the visionaries, the families and community leaders, and the generations of dedicated educators, all of whom established the foundation and the “scaffolding” to support all that we have accomplished to this date. The future is very bright for Village School!
Dave Thomsen was one of the original founders of Village. He took out an ad in the Palisadian Post calling for an alternative to public education. He is shown here 17 months later, standing in front of a Village School that was "bursting at the seams."
In the years since its inception, Village has truly become a neighborhood school and an active participant in the community.